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Finnish startup Aiven used these slides to raise $50 million for a cloud platform that helps businesses manage open source projects

  Finnish startup Aiven offers cloud services that make it easier for businesses to set up and manage their cloud data and applications based on open source software. Open source technologies allow an organization to build a more robust network in a collaborative way with the help of a community of developers. But Aiven CEO and cofounder Oskari Saarenmaa said open source can be complex to manage and expensive. Aiven's platform gives businesses the tools and services to manage their open source...
Tags: Trends, Toyota, IVP, Helsinki, Aiven, Saarenmaa, Oskari Saarenmaa, Lifeline Ventures Click, Lifeline Ventures Oftentimes, Atlassian Comcast, Gartner Here

Cabins designed to help you feel at one with nature: Part 2

When it comes to holiday getaways, everyone loves the idea of lounging about in a nice cabin surrounded by nature at its best. Whether it’s in the middle of a forest, by the sea or on a snowy mountaintop, one can never say no to cabin vacations! Architects and designers have been innovating the basic concept of a cabin itself, creating luxurious and cozy holiday destinations. So, we’ve curated a collection of comfortable cabins that will help you reconnect with nature and yourself!The Resort Man...
Tags: Design, Tesla, Architecture, Mexico City, New Zealand, Poland, Norway, Volvo, Cabins, Neste, Helsinki, Doug Aitken, Gstaad Switzerland, Vallisaari, Nolla, YD Design Storm

Trump’s Fury at Intel Briefing Shows Putin’s Bet Keeps Paying Off

Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Donald Trump re-elected, The New York Times and The Daily Beast report. During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Trump’s Republican allies reportedly challenged the conclusions of the intelligence community, arguing that under Trump the U.S. has been tough on Russia and strengthened European security.Russians Think Triumphant Trump Is More Their Man Than...
Tags: Facebook, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Intel, Earth, West, Britain, Gop

Why These Are The Best Helsinki Souvenirs To Make You Think, Smile and Love

Looking for the best Helsinki souvenirs and wondering what should be on your shopping list for a trip to Finland? I love the place and love the Finn's flair for tradition and design. Here's a list of the best things to buy in Helsinki. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Finland, Helsinki, North Europe

HungryPanda, a food delivery app for Chinese communities, raises $20 million

HungryPanda, a food delivery service for Chinese communities in cities around the world, announced today it has raised $20 million in funding. The round was led by investors 83North and Felix Capital and will be used on hiring, product development and global expansion, particularly in the United States. The startup, which did not disclose its current valuation, said its goal is to reach an annual run rate of $200 million by May. Founded in the United Kingdom, where its service first launched in ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, China, New York City, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Alipay, Food Delivery, Felix Capital, Helsinki, U S Census Bureau, Eric Liu, Wolt

John Bolton breaks his silence after Trump impeachment: 'I knew what I was getting into'

Former national security adviser scant on details about Ukraine, but says he worries ‘effort to write history’ will be censoredJohn Bolton celebrated Presidents’ Day by breaking his silence for the first time since Donald Trump’s impeachment trial – speaking of his frustrations and teasing the content of his forthcoming book.But when it came to his former boss, the president’s former national security adviser was scant on details, hinting that he is restricted in what he can say.Bolton, who left...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Susan Rice, Nashville, Bolton, Donald Trump, Duke, Helsinki

How not to invite someone over for a hookup via Grindr

As we approach Valentine’s Day, now seems as good a time as any to remind everyone to be kind and respectful to others online. A Twitter user has prompted many comments after sharing a Grindr message he received. The man messaging him was inviting him over for sex. However, it was how the invitation was worded that has prompted raised eyebrows. Danny Whitehead (@danielswhi) is based in Scunthorpe in England. On Sunday, the 35-year-old was hanging out with a friend in a hotel. They both received...
Tags: England, London, Life, Lifestyle, Nottingham, Hull, Grindr, Scunthorpe, Helsinki, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Danny, Blocked, Danny Whitehead

Jets Smart to Extend Maurice’s Contract

The lingering question of whether Paul Maurice would be the man to lead the Winnipeg Jets after this season was answered Wednesday as the team announced they had agreed to terms with their head coach on a multi-year extension. #NHLJets have agreed to terms with head coach Paul Maurice on a multi-year contract extension.— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) February 12, 2020 Re-upping the bench boss — who was widely believed to be on the last year of his contract — i...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Wheeler, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, Helsinki, Clinton, Mark, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, James Guillory

Why Valentine’s Day in These European Countries Is All About Friendship

Five days before Valentine’s Day, Taru Jäntti, 27, made her way to the local post office in Helsinki to send cards to her four closest friends. “For me, friends are the most important people in my life,” Jäntti says. “I’m in a relationship right now and she’s an important part of my life but my friends have been there forever. They are the core of my social life.” In many countries around the world , single people can find themselves dreading Valentine’s day. The holiday is des...
Tags: Europe, News, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, Finland, Estonia, Helsinki, Valentine, Holidays 2020, Gert Lax, Liisa Vesik, Vesik

Why Finland leads the field when it comes to winter cycling

Progressive policies help get people get on their bike, even in below-freezing conditions In London, where I live, the idea of winter cycling generally involves little more than remembering some gloves and making sure your bike lights are charged. In Joensuu, the compact city in eastern Finland, where I am now, it’s arguably a more serious business.When I got off the train from Helsinki the temperature was -16C (3F), and hasn’t yet risen higher than -6C. Every roadway, pavement and cycle route i...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Environment, Life and style, World news, Cycling, Finland, Transport policy, Helsinki, Joensuu

Helsinki in One Day: Your Perfect Itinerary for 24 Hours in Helsinki

Make the most of one day in Helsinki with our itinerary for 24 hours in Finland’s cool capital. We have one itinerary that covers the classic tourist attractions. And another itinerary based on tips from Helsinki locals. Moomins and saunas await. Each within a single day. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Finland, Helsinki, North Europe

HBD Maps! Reflecting on 15 years of mapping the world

For me, the best way to get to know a new place is to explore its neighborhoods, visit some small businesses, and try some of the local fare. Of course sometimes I just want some comfort food. I’m always happy when I can combine both of these interests by hunting down a good, local veggie burrito. Burritos are one of the things that help me feel normal when jet lagged between time zones. Finding one is easy when I’m in places like Dallas. It’s not always as simple when I’m in a city like Helsink...
Tags: Google, Maps, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Dallas, Google Maps, Mumbai, Sundar Pichai, Helsinki

Sophisticated, sustainable lakeside cabin showcases the best of Nordic minimalism

With its black-oiled timber cladding, angular zinc roofs and minimalist interior, the 3-Square House by Helsinki-based Studio Puisto is the epitome of Nordic design. Located on the waterfront and surrounded by a dense spruce forest, the home’s walls are punctuated with large vertical windows to create a seamless connection between the interior and the stunning natural surroundings. Located on the waterfront of Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland, the 3-Square House is surrounded by idyllic natu...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Finland, Helsinki, Sustainable Design, Green Architecture, Minimalist Design, Timber Architecture, Scandinavian Design, Finnish design, Timber Homes, Marc Goodwin, Studio Puisto, Lake Saimaa, Zinc Roofs, 3-square House

Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open source projects through managed cloud services

The growing ubiquity of open source software has been a big theme in the evolution of enterprise IT. But behind that facade of popularity lies another kind of truth: companies may be interested in using more open-source technology, but since there is a learning curve with taking on an source project, not all of them have the time, money and expertise to adopt it. Today, a startup out of Finland that has built a platform specifically to target that group of users is announcing a big round of fund...
Tags: TC, Europe, Enterprise, Nokia, US, Tech, Sydney, Finland, Toyota, IVP, Helsinki, Datadog, Mohamed, Apache Kafka, Risto Siilasmaa, VC Lifeline Ventures

Benefits of Nordic outdoor naps

When our eldest was a baby, we’d swaddle her in a warm wool blanket, place a hat on her head, and lay her down in a cozy, Swedish-made stroller that laid out flat like a bed. We’d go out for a walk in the chilly Seattle weather, and in no time at all, she’d be asleep. Then we’d come home, roll her and her stroller out to the back porch and let her nap — for a solid two hours at a stretch. This was nothing new to my husband’s parents, who did the same for him when he was young — placing their...
Tags: Travel, US, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Scandinavia, Seattle, Ucla, Helsinki, Oslo, All, Copenhagen Denmark, Stockholm Sweden, Pennsylvania Department of Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Outdoor Play

Coronavirus Grounds Flights to China From 3 Continents. How Scared Should Travelers Be?

Airlines in Europe, Asia and North America are cancelling flights to and from China as the novel coronavirus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has infected at least a few thousand people in China and dozens beyond its borders. Although all 171 deaths from the disease have been limited to China, at least 82 people across 18 different countries have tested positive for the mysterious illness, prompting governments around the world to issue travel advisories and start evacuating ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, News, Indonesia, Australia, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Russia, Singapore, Air Canada, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Ap, Public Health, Beijing

Here's a list of airlines halting China flights over Wuhan coronavirus

Airlines around the world have already begun suspending flights to and from mainland China, where most cases of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak are located. As of Thursday, 170 people have died, and almost 8,000 are believed to be infected. The World Health Organization just declared a global emergency as Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues to spread. And also today, as our Carla Sinclair wrote, the first person-to-person transmission of coronavirus was confirmed in the US. Here, via Reuter...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Post, Business, News, Indonesia, China, US, Los Angeles, World news, Turkey, US news, Beijing, United States, Egypt, Shanghai

Helsinki declaration on planetary health calls for commitment from the EU

(National Institute for Health and Welfare) In December 2019, the pioneers of an emerging concept, Planetary Health, gathered together at a Finland's EU Presidency side event, organised by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). As a result, The Helsinki Declaration, which calls for multidisciplinary approach from the EU to protect the Planet and human health with full commitment of relevant commissions, was drafted.
Tags: Eu, Finland, Planet, Helsinki, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Planetary Health, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Environment Institute SYKE

These are the best cities for work-life balance

Finding room for "me time" during a stressful work week is no simple task. But in some places it's easier than others, according to a recent study.Security company Kisi surveyed 40 cities around the world to discover where residents have the best work-life balance, scoring based on employment factors, such as average commute times, working hours and holiday leave, along with wellbeing and civic rights. 1. Helsinki, FinlandHelsinki residents enjoy the world's best work-life balance, with a compa...
Tags: Travel, Work, Europe, Family, France, Germany, Berlin, Barcelona, Society, Cities, Hungary, Munich, United States, Paris, Innovation, Vancouver

Watch: Schiff's scathing rebuke of Trump's 'propaganda talking points'

Impeachment House manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticizes a moment from the 2018 Helsinki summit where President Donald Trump repeated "Kremlin propaganda talking points" next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tags: News, Stories, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Impeachment House

8 Economical DIY Rattan Projects Featuring Readymade Cane and Ikea Furniture

Phase Two of the now raging Rattan Revival: crafty sorts the world over are making use of readymade rolls of woven cane, Ikea furniture, and other basics to create their own take on the trend. Here are eight standouts projects, all easy enough to tackle yourself (or to get a handy someone to make for you). N.B. Cane is a part of the fast-growing rattan plant; we use the terms here interchangeably. Headboard Above: Copenhagen-based interior stylist and writer Caroline Bahrenscheer of the blog ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Dubai, Cambridge, Ikea, Copenhagen, Diy Projects, Michael, Helsinki, Billy, Interior, Cologne Germany, Caroline, Helsinki Finland, Ivar, Joanne

Stunning House on the Rocks uses geothermal power

On Finland’s windswept Turku archipelago, Helsinki-based design practice and log house kit purveyor Pluspuu has completed yet another ecological wood house — fittingly named the House on the Rocks. Designed to embrace landscape views in multiple directions, the three-bedroom, two-bath residence is a custom design based on Pluspuu’s pre-designed house models Isokari and Kustavi. As with all Pluspuu projects, the geothermal-powered log house is built primarily from timber and boasts a relatively s...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, House, Finland, Carbon Footprint, Geothermal Energy, Helsinki, Carousel Showcase, Timber Architecture, Turku, Terrace, Sustainable Architecture, Eco-friendly House, Laminated Timber, Wood Fiber Insulation

15 Best Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

Long an important port, Tallinn in Estonia is a very pretty and picturesque place to explore, with a fascinating past for you to delve into. Located on the Baltic Sea, it lies just across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki, with Saint Petersburg to the east of it. Its strategic position has long attracted people
Tags: Travel, Europe, Estonia, Baltic Sea, Helsinki, Tallinn, Tallinn Estonia, Saint Petersburg, Gulf of Finland

By Candlelight: How to Survive the Winter (Plus Five Tapers to Buy)

Above: Candles and firelight at Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen. When my boyfriend, Matt, and I booked a flight to Stockholm for New Year’s last year—trying to escape what I’ve always considered the dreary and depressing few days after the holidays—we somehow didn’t realize it would be dark, very dark, that far north in the middle of winter. We learned, the first day. We took a train from the airport to the center of the city, and arrived around 2:30 pm, just as the sun was setting and the golden l...
Tags: Books, New York, Winter, US, Airbnb, Candles, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Decor, Soho, Matt, Margot, Architecture & Interiors, Gamla Stan, Lulu Georgia

Finnish Scientists Produce a Protein Made 'From Thin Air'

New submitter SysEngineer shares a report from HuffPost: A new protein made from air, water and renewable electricity could revolutionize our food system within the next decade. Developed by the Finnish company Solar Foods in a lab just outside Helsinki, the protein -- called Solein -- is made using living microbes that are then grown in a fermenter in a process similar to brewing beer. The microbes are fed with carbon dioxide, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen all taken from the air. This fermentat...
Tags: Tech, Helsinki, Solar Foods, Solein

Lab-grown food is about to destroy farming – and save the planet | George Monbiot

Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made from microbes and water. It may save humanity’s baconIt sounds like a miracle, but no great technological leaps were required. In a commercial lab on the outskirts of Helsinki, I watched scientists turn water into food. Through a porthole in a metal tank, I could see a yellow froth churning. It’s a primordial soup of bacteria, taken from the soil and multiplied in the laboratory, using hydrogen extracted from water as its energy source....
Tags: Food, Science, Environment, World news, Agriculture, Food Science, Helsinki, George Monbiot

100 million years in amber: Researchers discover oldest fossilized slime mold

Most people associate the idea of creatures trapped in amber with insects or spiders, which are preserved lifelike in fossil tree resin. An international research team of paleontologists and biologists from the universities of Göttingen and Helsinki, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York has now discovered the oldest slime mold identified to date. The fossil is about 100 million years old and is exquisitely preserved in amber from Myanmar. The results have been published in the ...
Tags: New York, Science, Myanmar, American Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Göttingen

Finland To Introduce Four-Day Working Week and Six-Hour Days [Update]

Finland's new Prime Minister has called for the introduction of a flexible working schedule that would involve a four-day week and six-hour days. From a report: Sanna Marin, the youngest female head of government in the world , has announced the intention to trial the initiative, which she claims could be "the next step" in working life. The 34-year-old leads a five party centre-left coalition - all led by women. The Social Democratic Party leader told NewEurope: "I believe people deserve to spe...
Tags: Tech, Finland, Helsinki, Social Democratic Party, Sanna Marin, NewEurope, Evening Standard Guardian Independent, News Now Finland

Helsinki launches Climate Watch to track city’s emission reductions

The City of Helsinki recently launched the ‘Climate Watch’, an online tool that allows people to monitor and keep track of the city’s progress in achieving its goal to become carbon neutral by 2035. In accordance with the Carbon-Neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan, the city has launched 147 measures to reduce emissions and to attain the goal of carbon neutrality. This means that after 2035 emissions from transportation and the city’s buildings will be net zero. Data available for everyone The ...
Tags: Ecommerce, Smart City, Finland, Helsinki, E-activism, City of Helsinki, Esa Nikunen

Eurail Global Pass additions 2020

Eurail travelers now have access to more of the world than ever before. Last year, Eurail added Great Britain, Lithuania, and Macedonia to its list of countries accessible with the Global Pass. In 2020, that list is being expanded even further to include Estonia and Latvia. Holders of the Eurail Global Pass can use local trains, high-speed trains, and night trains across Europe, from as far north as Scandinavia, west as Portugal, and east as Turkey, with the Baltics being the latest region ad...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Turkey, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Latvia, Estonia, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Riga, Helsinki, Baltics, Tallinn, All